Vicky Kalogera, Northwestern University
LIGO discovery of a Binary Black Hole Merger
Argonne Physics Division Colloquium - 29 Apr 2016
11:00 AM, Building 203 auditorium

I will review the recent announcement of the first detection by LIGO of gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger, including the data searches and analyses that revealed its presence and properties of the astrophysical sources. I will also discuss the implications of this discovery for testing the theory of general relativity, for the first time, in the strong-field GR, and the astrophysical implications for the formation of binary black holes.

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